Holding Nurses And Orderlies Accountable For Their Mistakes
Oct. 21, 2020
When you go to the hospital or emergency room, you expect to get immediate treatment to help you get better. Nobody expects to be hurt even worse while seeking treatment for an illness or injury.
Nurses, orderlies and other medical staff should be trained and practice standards of care to prevent patient injuries. Additionally, the hospital should have protocols and procedures in place to safeguard against injuries. In any hospital, you should expect medical and nonmedical staff to follow procedures and guidelines to keep you or your loved ones safe.
Unfortunately, injuries continue to happen in hospitals due to negligence, improper procedures, lack of training and poor staffing.
Common Forms Of Staff Negligence
Though nurses and other hospital staff are not immune to making mistakes, their negligence — and that of the hospital — can have a direct and oftentimes negative impact on the patients they are entrusted to care for. Some common forms of staff negligence include:
Unclear or inadequate hospital policies
Failure to perform appropriate screening of staff
Failure to check to see if staff is up to date on medical licenses
Failure to fire negligent staff or unlicensed staff
Losing or mishandling patient records
Failure to follow proper procedures
Failure to monitor patients to avoid patient falls
Common Injuries Caused By Nurses And Orderlies
Some common injuries you or your loved one may sustain because of negligent nurses and staff:
Broken bones, fractures or sprains from hospital falls
Dehydration or malnutrition caused by negligent nurses or orderlies
Brain injuries or head injuries after falls, medication errors and failures to monitor a patient
Health complications including stroke and heart failure
Infections from an IV or other medication injections
Can You File A Negligence Or Malpractice Claim Against The Hospital?
You may be able to recover damages from a hospital or medical facility for negligence even if your injuries were minor. Our lawyer will review your case to assess the extent of your injuries and losses and determine whether the hospital is liable for malpractice or negligence.
Regardless of how complex your case may seem, you can rest assured knowing we will handle all of your legal needs, and that we have the experience and tenacity necessary to recover maximum compensation for you and your loved ones.
Seek The Help Of A Patient Advocate
Attorney James H. Guest has dedicated his career to helping individuals find answers and recover compensation after serious injuries. As your advocate, he will communicate with the hospital on your behalf, secure hospital records and documentation to support your claim and take all other actions necessary to seek the best possible outcome for you.
Assistance From A Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney
If you, your children or any other family member has been injured in a hospital in or around Denver, Colorado, due to the negligence of a nurse or orderly, turn to the Law Office of James H. Guest, L.L.C. For more than 30 years, we have helped people get compensation for injuries resulting from negligent hospital care. You don’t have to fight your battle alone. We will preserve your legal rights while you focus on getting well.
Contact us online to request an appointment and ask questions about hospital injury law, or call our law office. Initial consultations are free and you won’t be assessed any fees unless we successfully recover damages in your case.